Lil Nas got on the radar of many after he came out as gay as his hit single “Old Town Road” dominated all charts in 2019. Since homosexuality is a topic that isn’t relatively accepted in all corners of the hip-hop culture, Lil Nas comes across many instances where he is made to feel he isn’t welcome.

In a recent interview with XXL, Lil Nas X touched on the topic and said that he doesn’t feel like the culture respects him or his art. He, however, said that he is part of hip-hop whether people can digest this fact or not.

“Honestly, I don’t feel as respected in hip-hop or many music places in general. But these are communities that I am a part of, whether people would like it or not. This is something that I wanted to do because, not that my entire album is rap, but there are rap tracks on my album. I am a rapper. I am a pop star. I am a gay artist. But it’s like, I belong in these places, you know?”

It should be no surprise that Lil Nas X feels unwelcome because there are plenty in the hip-hop culture that do not like gay people. The most recent example that comes to mind is DaBaby, who said that his gay fans don’t have HIV/AIDS because they’re not nasty or junkies. He faced a lot of backlash for that. But there were people who supported him too, like rapper T.I. who said that the gay community is bullying DaBaby.

Lil Nas went through a breakup recently after he said he found someone special.

Rayan Sayyed

Rayan is a freelance news contributor with an emphasis on entertainment and sports. He has extensively covered pro wrestling events and happenings from the music world since 2017. Aside from wrestling, Rayan is also into all things anime, manga, and horror movies. Is also a self-proclaimed connoisseur of K-pop girl groups.

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